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  • Mussels with mango curry sauce

    Mussels with mango curry sauce

    Ingredients (Serves 4-6 as an appetiser) 2kg/1⁄2 lb fresh mussels (about 45-50), cleaned and beards removed 4 slices French bread, about 2.5cm/1in…

  • Shortcrust canape selection

    Shortcrust canape selection

    Ingredients (Makes 20) 1 x pack of Jus-Rol Shortcrust Sheets, thawed Beaten egg to glaze 50g/2oz freshly grated Parmesan Preheat the oven to 200ºC,…

  • Vegetable ratatouille tartlets

    Vegetable ratatouille tartlets

    Ingredients (Serves 4)For the gluten-free pastry 150g/5oz gluten-free flour 50g/2oz gram flour (chickpea flour) Pinch of salt (optional) 100g/4oz…

  • Crab parcels

    Crab parcels

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 225g/8oz mixed crabmeat 100-150g/4-5oz fromage frais Half a small onion, peeled and finely chopped 1⁄2 tsp mixed herbs 1 x…

  • Thai crab cakes

    Thai crab cakes

    Ingredients (Makes 10 cakes) 1 x 170g can white crab meat, drained 75g/3oz cold mashed potato 2 red bird’s eye chillies, finely chopped 2 tbsp…

  • Goat's cheese crostini

    Goat's cheese crostini

    Ingredients (Makes 12) 1 small thin baguette, cut into 12 thin slices 1 clove garlic, halved 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe avocado, peeled,…

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